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Tribune Building

Tribune Teasers | Summer 2018

Save the dates for these fun, fresh events at the Tribune Building. Keep checking back for additional events.

Friday, August 3 | GRAND REVEAL! Friday Night Lights at the Tribune Building: Local artists of all ages have painted original designs on the inside of the windows in the Tribune Building’s circular portion. On Friday, Aug 3, At 8 pm we’re turning on the lights for the first time to reveal these window works of art!

Join us prior to the unveiling for a Tribune Building Tour at 6:30 pm and Refreshments and Remarks at 7:30 pm.

Friday, August 3 through Friday, October 26  | Friday Night Lights at the Tribune Building: Enjoy the creativity of local artists who paint their designs on the windows of the Tribune Building’s circular section. Each Friday from August through October, we’ll turn on the building’s lights at dusk to let their artwork shine forth through the night! Learn more  

Saturday, August 25 | Farmers Market Chef Demo: Enjoy watching a demo of local food preparation while sampling dishes prepared by a local chef. Our partners at Wood County Health Department will educate us about fresh produce’s nutritional aspects. Then, head home with recipes to try using the bounty that your market shopping experience provides.    

Check out other ways to get involved with the Tribune Building Project here.

Free Educational Zoo Programs

Thanks to support through the Helen Mead Fund at Incourage, we offer three free educational zoo programs throughout the summer. This is our last one:

Tuesday, August 14, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. David Stokes Summer Wildlife Show – Wildlife In Your Backyard; Up Close & Personal: Through songs, stories, movement and riddles, plus live animals and artifacts, have fun getting up close and personal with wildlife.

All programs take place in Helen’s Zoo House at the Wisconsin Rapids Zoo, 1911 Gaynor Avenue. Contact Incourage with any questions, at 715.423.3863.

Community Picnic

Mark your calendar! | August 1, 2018

This year’s picnic takes place on Wednesday, August 1, 4:30 – 8 p.m. in downtown Wisconsin Rapids. The Community Picnic celebrates our community and the value of every person here. This event is offered at no charge with local food, beverages and family fun, thanks to many partners and donors. To give, go to See you there!

The Community Picnic is only a month away and we still need 150+ volunteers! Last year, 300 residents volunteered to make the picnic happen. Volunteers sign up for a two-hour shift, which still gives you time to enjoy the picnic. Sign up to help; you’ll meet new people! It’s a great family or group activity too. Click here to volunteer!    

Learn more about the picnic here.

The School at Altenburg’s Farm

Learn more about The School at Altenburg’s Farm here.

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  • About Incourage

    Established in rural Wisconsin in 1994 to serve the changing needs of the south Wood County area, Incourage has become a nationally-recognized leader in place-based philanthropy and community development. Guided by values of equity, opportunity, and shared stewardship, Incourage envisions a community that works well for all people. One physical manifestation of this vision is the redevelopment of the Tribune building, which demonstrates Incourage’s user-centered approach to growing a strong and inclusive local economy.
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